Our Alpaca skins are tanned, softened and handcrafted in Peru. Our skins are ethically sourced from alpacas which have died of natural causes, mainly from weaker and younger animals– Alpacas roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where Winter temperatures can plummet below 15 degrees Celsius. It is not viable for farmers to kill their alpacas for skins. The skins are tiny and worth little compared with shorn fleeces. Alpacas can live for 20 years promising shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.